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We had a tractor catch fire yesterday, lucky my boy caught it in time ( pics )
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Russ In Idaho
Posted 11/24/2012 04:51 (#2713665)
Subject: We had a tractor catch fire yesterday, lucky my boy caught it in time ( pics )


S.E. Idaho on the edge of the Great Basin
My middle boy was washing our 9030E Bi-Directional tractor off to service it. He had quit, and run to the house for a minute. Well when he came back battery was on fire. He grabbed fire extinguisher hanging in shop, well it had settled on the bottom, didn't work. So he turned either the pressure washer back on, or used the water hose going to it to put it out. He did a good job, never lost his cool. I came pulling back into the yard and saw the mess, he came and told me it just happened. It just burned the oil pressure wire back a few inches, one battery and cables. It also burned a about 1/2" hole in engine oil pan where battery cable run by it ( that's where the cable rubbed bare ). That's were the engine oil came from.

I'm hoping I can weld pan without taking it off, it is in quite a tight area on corner. Does anybody know if pan will come off without lifting engine out of place?

This is a reminder to check fire extinguishers! I've always just bought them and hung them up, I've always just took and turned them upside down to disburse product in them. I'm thinking it's time to call fire extinguisher route man and have him service us. I don't know what they cost to do that, but if I lose a shop or barn or tractor it is cheap I'm thinking. It's another cost of business, but were do you draw the line? If you saved one piece of equipment, it would be worth it, in my opinion.

Edited by Russ In Idaho 11/24/2012 04:59




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